Students in the BA program in Asian languages with a concentration in Japanese study the language, literature and culture of Japan and gain a respectable measure of competence in reading, writing, and oral and aural skills in the Japanese language. Students also gain linguistic and cultural competence through the required study of classical Japanese.
Throughout the program, students may take language courses in Chinese or Korean, or they may take courses about Chinese or Korean culture. Students also take related courses in Japanese and East Asian culture on topics such as art, government, Japanese history, linguistics, literary and cultural theory, and religion.
In addition, ASU offers summer or yearlong programs to study abroad in Japan. More information on study abroad opportunities is available at https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu.
Asian Languages (Japanese) (BA)
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Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:
- foreign correspondent or media professional
- foreign service officer
- intelligence officer
- international banking and finance professional
- language teacher
- law and immigration professional
- multilingual administrative professional
- professor of language, literature and culture
- translator or interpreter
- travel professional
Career fields and occupations using languages include:
- advertising, marketing or communications
- airline industry
- film, television or multimedia
- hospitality industry
- international education and study abroad administration
- international law
- lifestyle management
- public relations
- technology industries
Additional education and certification may be required for some career paths.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||4.9%||$78,840|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||3.8%||$62,870|
|Interpreters and Translators||20%||$52,330|
|Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||5.7%||$69,920|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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